Hawthorne II Bilingual Alternative Junior School (GR. JK-06)
Hawthorne II is unique. It is the only bilingual and the largest alternative elementary school within the TDSB. The original Hawthorne School was a private school located at Vaughan Road and Bathurst Street. Hawthorne II opened in September of 1977 with 30 students. The current enrolment is about 208 students. Most of the students are Canadian-born whose first Language is English. Children from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 receive daily instruction in French which consists of twenty minutes per day in JK and gradually increases with each grade to 150 minutes in grade 6. Parents and staff are committed to teaching French and ensuring that pupils realize that French is a living language.
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